Normal people and their blood sugars

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   Posted 3/21/2006 5:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Can a 'normal' person record, even just once every now and then, a non-normal b/s level?  I have much to learn about our affliction but was wondering, if, say, a normal person at Easter had a day of wolfing down chocolate and drinking soft drink, could they get an out-of-normal reading?  Like, mostly over 10 mmol/L over here is 'undesirable'.  Or is the normal pancreas strong enough to sort out big spikes like that? 
You can't get a certain brand of English lemonade in Australia.  I loved a brand called R-Whites.  Recently I found a place that sells it.  Thankfully, the English measure for a can is still about 330ml (rather than the 375ml here).  I simply couldn't resist it and drank a can, with a packet of Twiglets (another English favourite, virtually unobtainable here).  Now, that was a very naughty thing to do, and my only justification was to see just what sort of score I'd get.  As it was, I scored 7.9 after 1 hour, then 8.9 after the second.  Within range but high.  So this set me thinking about how normal people react to (admittedly much greater) levels of sugar in a short burst.  I'm still getting higher scores in the second hour, well, occasionally, which puzzles me.  Normally I take a reading after 3 hours and everything seems to be much better.  Odd...
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   Posted 3/21/2006 10:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I know that "normal" people, especially children can have slightly elevated sugar levels because of adrenaline. For example a worked up toddler could have a sugar reading of 10 or 12. ( this happened with my daughter) I'm not sure about eating lots of sugar, but i would think that their sugars would go up, but would come down pretty quickly too.

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   Posted 3/22/2006 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
When I took my diabetic teaching class the instructor spoke about using the (normal) wife of a diabetic person as a guinea pig. She said we could feed her three large candy bars and in two hours her blood sugar would be 110. (American reading, sorry, I don't know Australian or British). She said that we could again give her candy bars and in two hours her bs would again be 110. We could do this for three days and the only thing she would get is 'tired of candy'. The point that she was making was that no one could give themselves diabetes but the further point was that 'normals' can handle that amount of sugar repeatedly without a problem. That's what I was taught and in my experience with testing on my family members they all handle sugar without a hitch.
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   Posted 3/31/2006 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
i'm supposed to be a diabetic as i'm told by doctors but during the day i have breakfast fist thing in morning,,, 10 oclock i would have 2 sandwitches and 3 bars of chocolate and a banana and have the same at 1 oclock and around 5 oclock i have my dinner before dinner my blood sugars are usually around 5.2 to 6.0 never above and i take no medication in morning i take one novonorm tablet with my dinner but i'm always wandering am i actually a diabetic
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